Italian Meatball Recipe from Scratch

This is the best homemade Italian meatball recipe.  Big, juicy meatballs that are so flavorful.

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Italian Meatball Recipe

Best Italian Meatball Recipe


1/2 lb ground beef
1/4 lb ground veal
1/4 lb ground pork
4 slices stale bread, soaked in water, squeezed dry and torn into pieces
3 eggs
1/2 cup Romano cheese, grated

2 TBS fresh chopped parsley
2 garlic cloves, minced
1-1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp fennel seed

PREHEAT oven to 375 degrees.

Place the meat in a large bowl and add the torn bread. Add the remaining ingredients and lightly mix well - with your hands (over-worked meat produces tough meatballs).

Oil your hands and form the meat mixture into 12 balls. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until meatballs are browned and cooked through.

This recipe makes approximately 10 to 12 large balls, 30 medium balls and 50 small balls. Bake the medium balls for 18 minutes and the small balls for 12 minutes.

About 5 minutes before serving, add the meatballs to the pasta sauce and warm through.

Cook pasta according to package directions.

Pasta Sauce Recipes

This easy Italian recipe is a winner at our house. Moist and so delicious.


1 lb ground beef
1/4 lb ground pork
1 onion, finely chopped
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp sweet basil
2 TBS fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup bread crumbs
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
3 TBS milk
oil for cooking

Combine all ingredients by hand and mix well. Wet hands and form into 2 inch balls. Fry in oil until evenly browned before lowering into simmering spaghetti sauce. Stir occasionally with a spoon and simmer for a few hours.

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